When is the last time you bought something with enthusiasm but ended up not using it much? I certainly am guilty of this. I was looking for an ebook reader. It wasn’t an easy and quick decision. I asked myself, “Do I need to buy another gadget to take up space for catching dust? Will it help me to read more? I read many books a year. I buy both paper books and ebooks. Last year I only read one book in paper copy, the rest of them are ebooks. And I read most of the books on my phone! … Read More »Minimalism Purchase Decision
“When in your life, so far, have you felt most confident, and why?” I’ve asked more than 50 women over 40 who I photographed this question. Some could answer it some couldn’t. Many of them said, “Now”. That was after the photo session with me and my team. Why? What’s the power of a photo session can make a person feel confident? Most of the women have never done a photoshoot before. They might have watched a magazine photoshoot with a movie star on TV or online but they never know what it really feels like. It’s an opportunity to… Read More »How to be more confident?
These images from the series “The Hands” which was accredited Associateship Qualification at MIPP (Malta Institute of Professional Photography) Statement of Intent:This portrait series was created from 20 photo shoots with 20 selective models from different ethnicities in Europe with different skin tones. Each model was given the same outfit and the same instructions. The models were placed in a small, boxed and confined space. Metaphorically, it is the world we are living in. They were asked to think about the emotions such as stressed, depressed, worried, confused and anxious, and use their hands, arms and the face to express… Read More »Conceptual Portrait The Hands (Part II)
This series was created because I wanted to create the images that show deep emotions. When people said “I’m fine” or “I’m ok”and appeared to be fine and ok but they are really not fine or ok. I said it because I didn’t want others to worry about me or I simply didn’t know how to explain or express myself. I have been there and many have been there as well. This series is about expressing how it might look like to be anxious, depressed, stressed and worried etc from the inside. If you see the images and you find it resonate… Read More »The Hands (Part I)
This image ” I see you”, is part of the exhibition collection at Canon Malta, Avantech in San Gwann. In this image, I want to show the essence of the emotion and atmosphere is more, much more important than the clothing. There is only one piece of fabric wrapped around the waist, so basically, the clothing is not the major impact. In this image, it’s the look, the pose, the way she holds herself, and the way she looks, that is fearless. She was merely looking into you, into the viewers’ eyes. It’s something I love so much about the… Read More »I See You
This is the one of the images I exhibit at Canon Malta, the title is “The Visible Personification of Absolute Perfection”, it is a self-portrait. I know what you are thinking, the body is not perfect like the title. I want to share a story with you, my personal story. From all these years I photograph women. Woman in all ages, all sizes and shapes. I asked majority of them one questions, one question before the photo shoot, “What parts of your body, you feel particularly conscious about, the parts you don’t like, it doesn’t matter where it is if… Read More »The Visible Personification of Absolute Perfection
5 years ago, a client reviewed my work, “Her method somehow reminds me a bit of the concept of Michelangelo carving the extra stone away from the already-exisiting soul of the sculpture.” I’m over 40. When I look at this self-portrait, I am curious how I would look like when I’m 50 and I look forward to it. It empowers me, gives me motivation to exercise regularly to stay in shape. I feel I’m at my most confident status. I accept myself and how I look, I couldn’t accept it when I was younger. As a woman over 40, I… Read More »Greeted, Michelangelo
This image “New Beginning” to me it’s like an ultrasound scan, a human inside the womb, a newborn and a life beginning. When I was creating this image, I was going through an internal transition, a shift, a revolution. I’ve evolved from different life experiences and this is one of the major ones. After the dramatic pressure and push, like the birth, I across to the other side, I started to breath the fresh air. It’s a new beginning. The technical part:EXIF:Camera:Canon 5D Mark II Lens:EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM Shutter speed:1/125, Aperture:F6.3, ISO:500 , Focal length:35mm I was laying on… Read More »New Beginning